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XML Topic Maps: Creating and Using Topic Maps for the Web by Jack Park, Sam Hunting

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XTM Topic Mapping

XTM stands for “XML Topic Maps.” By the end of this chapter, you will know 100 percent of what you need to know to start creating XML topic maps, even if you know 0 percent (or even less) now.

As for XML, all you need to know for now is that XML adds the angle brackets to words in documents that otherwise look like plain English (<topic>), that when these words have been “marked up” they are called elements, and that XML elements live in XML documents, one of which, an XML topic map, we are about to create. (You may choose to stop reading here and check the XML entry in the Resources section near the end of this chapter, or see Chapter 3 on markup.)

In this chapter, we will step through the creation of two topic maps. Because ...

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